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19 killed in Cairo train derailment

  • A military train carrying army recruits derailed south of Cairo on Tuesday leaving 19 people dead and injuring more than 100.

    The train was traveling to an army camp in the Egyptian capital when a carriage became detached and collided with a goods train in the Badrashin area of Giza.

    According to reports, there were more than 1,300 passengers on board the train when it derailed shortly after midnight.

    Egypt's prime minister later visited the scene but was led away after being heckled by angry bystanders.

    The country’s roads and railways are notorious for their poor safety record.

    Last year, 50 children were killed when a train hit their school bus after a signal operator fell asleep.

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